Nunavut was originally part of the Northwest Territories.
In 1976, the Canadian govenrment began negoitations with the Inuit Taprisat of Canada (an Inuit non-profit organization) to divide the Northwest Territories and provide a separate territory for Canada's Inuit populations.
Nunavut was founded as a separate territory in 1999.
To widen your research scope, you may find it helpful to check the Northwest Territories page for resources.
Note: certain statutes enforced in Nunavut remain cited as the original statute in the Northwest Territories. The Nunavut Court of Justice provides helpful information on how to cite this legislation.
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